Video: Miss America // American Apparel???

A little bit surprised to see that official David Byrne site sells t-shirts made with American Apparel cotton. I would love to read his thoughts about the company in an official David Byrne Newsletter. What do you think DB thinks about American Apparel and its CEO’s infamous sexual harassment charges? Their risque public ad campaigns?

In the meantime, enjoy this hit —


p.s. just for full disclosure i think their clothes are overpriced shit but i do buy them resale at thrift stores


#17 – Take a cue from Bjork / Mobile apps with Annie Clark

David Byrne & St. Vincent will be releasing their collaborative album in the not-so-distant future. Will they take a cue from Bjork and give us lots of cool web apps to go along with the music? Here's hoping!

St. Vincent recently announced via Twitter that she and David Byrne have finished recording their collaborative album. Wow! Now we wait in anticipation.  (I’m sure we all caught this super-catchy song they performed together live when it was circulating around the Web a while back.)

Fingers crossed that this collaboration takes a cue from Bjork’s Biophilia and debuts with lots of cool tech-y stuff to go along with what is already sure to be a delectable album! Besides, this hope isn’t blind – Mr. Byrne recently bloggedabout his interest in “mosaic/collage/multimeda” tablets.

#16 – Buddhist temple

This here is a Buddhist temple made of recycled Heineken bottles. That’s right.

Read more about the beer-bottle Buddhist temple over at treehugger.

#15 – “The Gift”

Narrate this:

He didn’t have enough money to go to Wisconsin in the accepted fashion, true, but why not mail himself?

As a college student, Lou  Reed wrote this disturbingly hilarious story about a misguided romantic who…well, I won’t give it away in case you haven’t heard it. John Cale’s deadpan recital is flawless, but could a DB version be even better?

What are some of your favorite narrative songs?

#14 – Bake pie

Even if I was loaded, I can still eat pie...

I am confident that David Byrne could come up with some excellent pie recipes, for those of us who “Don’t want a store bought pie!” Perhaps a cookbook could be in the making as well, but haven’t you always wanted to eat dessert first anyway?

#13 – Rainy Day Escort Service


When a rainy day has got you down and you find yourself absent of umbrella and/or raincoat, calling David Byrne’s Rainy Day Umbrella Rescue Service would be an instant fix. David Byrne arrives (preferably via teleportation) with umbrella to escort you to your destination. He is tall and makes great conversation. What more could a person ask of an umbrella escort?

Perhaps that he sing a version of Rhianna’s “Umbrella”…

"You can stand under my umbrella, ella ella, ay ay ay..."

#12 – Summer Camp with David Byrne!

According to the NY Times, summer camps are all the rage but also face hardship in the current economic climate. What they need is a creative jolt and some real inspiration. Roasting marshmallows by the campfire never was so much fun. Let’s just hope there’s no age limit, for adults and young ‘uns alike deserve a D.B. – designed enrichment retreat.